I'm a Non-Neat

So I just got back from lunch with a friend.

And what am I doing?

Eating Frosted Flakes.

Straight from the box.

You should see the crumbs in the keyboard.

Speaking of crumbs, the candy wrapper issue in my car is careening out of control.

It's so hard being a non-neat.

What's even harder?

Being married to a non-neat.

I truly have aspirations to be tidy and organized, I really do.

But in reality, we're the messy family.

Our car mimicks our home on a daily basis.

Not unclean or unhealthy, just cluttery.

Unfortunately our kids have inherited the finish and toss rule.

I get angry, but they come by it honestly.

You should see K and My Boy's room.

All 6000 legos are on the floor.

I ask them to clean it, they start and then come out 10 minutes later to share their newest lego-creation.

They have a knack for structures, I'll give them that.

But, cleaning up...not so much.

Don't look at my desk.

It's organized.

My way.

I really know where everything is on it...and under it....and next to it.

Don't get me confused with hoarder though.

I don't have that problem.


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  1. Swirl Girl said...

    Sounds like you need me to come over and anal-retentivize your house.

    ask my kids...they are the neatest children on the planet (most of the time)

  2. Shana Putnam said...

    You totally sound like me. I used to be super organized but now...ha. Ain't gonna happen.

  3. Anonymous said...

    I would love to be organized. But Ive just given up. With 4 boys neat just isnt going to happen!

  4. Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

    I am pretty clean and organized, don't like clutter. However my brain is totally scattered! Cannot keep my train of thought straight!

  5. Momto5 RachelJoy Photography said...

    i have non-neat areas!! we both do... and Im sure it will rub off to the next generation....

  6. Ally Wasmund said...

    i'd love to come over there and organize you! :)

  7. life in the mom lane said...

    Welcome to my world-
    I *USED to be very neat (key words *USED to be*)
    Three kids wore me down so my standards really dropped through the years. But I decided one day that I would rather spend time doing things with my kids then worrying about how neat/clean things were.

    My house is relatively clean, but cluttered.... and ya know what? It looks like a "family" lives there... Neat is over-rated!

  8. Sarah said...

    Boy...that sounds really familiar.
    *she says as she stares at the pile of 'stuff' next to her standard seat on the couch and the mass of crafting supplies in the 'craft corner'* Yup...'cluttery'...definitely us.

  9. Momlissa said...

    From one non-neat to another. I am looking at my crumby keyboard situation as I write this. I am totally OCD about some things (the packing of groceries, for instance) but not about house and car neatness. I always striving for it, but rarely, if ever, achieve it.

  10. Mrs4444 said...

    I'm SO with you on the clutter issue, and I'm not one of those "looks perfect but claims to be messy" folks. It's genuinely a WRECK over here today! Okay, who am I kidding? It's every day.

  11. Mel Fraase said...

    I'm giggling while I read this. That is MY house to a tee. Not dirty, just messy! Even the legos. Pick them up? Sure. After I creat this new xxxxx. They never get picked up. But organized sounds nice, doesn't it?!

  12. Merrie said...

    I'm kind of a non-neat, but married to a neat freak. We balance each other and he helps me try to keep a higher standard. Still, I think I make him nuts sometimes.

    Here's to the non-neats! May we be happy in our messes!!

  13. Mels Place in Big Bear said...

    Usually people who say they are non-neat are cleaner than many who don't admit it. You're fine. Trust me.

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